Oh those sneaky Bengals -- Cincinnati signs former Steelers LB Chris Carter.— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) December 3, 2014
The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play their AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals in the Queen City on Sunday, and it should come as a shock to no one that the Bengals picked up a former Steeler player in the process.
The ex-Steeler signed by the Bengals is none other than outside linebacker Chris Carter. Carter spent training camp with the Steelers and was cut when the Steelers had to trim their roster to the league-mandated number of 53.
Carter's presence on the Bengals roster is strictly as a backup/special teams player, but to suggest the Bengals' offensive unit won't try to pick Carter's brain about Dick LeBeau's famed 3-4 defense would be foolish.
Will the tactic work? Only time will tell, but within a division as tight as the AFC North, some will leave no stone unturned to try and gain a competitive edge. But at the same time, this move could be a sheer coincidence.